Music

Bleached – For The Feel

Bleached just released the A side to their new 7inch record that will be released September 16th on Dead Oceans. It’s called “For The Feel” and it’s going to be your new favorite song to cruise in your car with all the windows down. It’s upbeat, catchy and features a killer guitar solo which lands it in our spot as the Jam of the Day. If you missed it, last year we did an interview with Jennifer Clavin of Bleached that you can check out here!

Words by Stacey Karl

Photo by Natalie Neal

How To Dress Well – Face Again

How to Dress Well is taking over the airwaves with his sultry voice and intriguing beats. In “Face Again” Tom Krell’s voice perfectly syncs up with droning music as well as soulful melodies. Tom Krell isn’t afraid to press the envelope in studio as well as in music videos, this one especially since it depicts a ceremonial burial of some sort. Either way How to Dress is one of the artists to watch this year.

Words by Sami Leonardo

Swans – Just a Little Boy (For Chester Burnett)

I was lucky enough to catch the experimental rock gods Swans at Saint Andrews Hall in Detroit Saturday night and they totally floored me. It was a completely out-of-body, cathartic experience for me and 2nd only maybe to seeing the Knife earlier this year in Chicago. They played all new material, but the song that stood out the most for me was the To Be Kind highlight, “Just a Little Boy (For Chester Burnett).” Watching Michael Gira command his entire band with angry thrashing while screaming “I’M JUST A LITTLE BOYYYYYY I NEED LOOOOOOOVE” was insane and made my brain feel like spaghetti. It’s one I’ll remember for a looooong time.

Words by Jacob Richards

The Vibe 6/21

 

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Tonight on The Cultural Vibe, Spenny interviews 16 The Icon and JMoney Tha Takeova. Both are local rappers and they will discuss their entrance into the rap game and share their insights on hip hop in the area and the state of the industry. Meanwhile, the countdown continues toward Cjax and Spenny’s July 5th post-Independence Day episode where they will play only independent artists and give away tickets to Lansing’s Common Ground Music Festival.

Follow our playlist below and use #VibinDirty on twitter to find out the latest info on the show you can’t get anywhere else!

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Weekday Wrap Up

What have you been listening to this week?! Here’s a brief update on what has been going through the headphones of some of our staff members!

Assistant Program Director Jacob Richards
WHITE LUNG. This feminist punk band just dropped a new album called Deep Fantasy, and it’s already looking to be one of my favorite punk releases of the year. Is has the same urgency and aggression as Perfect Pussy’s march release, Say Yes to Love (my #1 punk album of the year so far) but with a refreshing and impassioned sense of clarity. Also, the Needledrop just turned my on to an EP from a band called Kiddy Pool? The EP is literally titled Super Pony Perv Plus and it includes songs such as: “Moms and Their Blonde College Age Daughters”, as well as family favorite, “I Guh Guh Got A$$bergers From a Toilet Seat”. It’s electronic/surf/noise madness and it makes me really happy. *not for the faint of heart* Read More…

Pity Party 6/11/14

Here’s the playlist from tonight’s specialty show, Pity Party, with guest host Stacey Karl. Thanks to everyone that tuned in and listened!

The So So Glos – “Son of An American”

Northstar – “The Pornographers Daughter”

Mates of State – “Ha Ha”

The Format – “She Doesn’t Get It”

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Big Scary Interview

Last week fellow Music Reviewer, Sami Leonardo, got the chance to catch up with the Australian music duo named Big Scary. During the interview, a variety of topics were covered ranging form the worst band names they’ve ever come up with as well as the fun moments they experienced at Sasquatch! Festival. Tom also enlightens listeners to what a “musical poo” is by his definition.

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Mac DeMarco – Passing Out Pieces (Video)

Mac Demarco has come out with a new video for his song “Passing Out Pieces” from his album Salad Days that came out on April 1st. The video starts off with a simple disagreement, then things get real weird real fast. There’s a couple murders and a baby with lettuce for a head, yet the song is oddly cheerful. Kids, let this be a lesson to NEVER EVER pour bleach on your cigs. Check out the video after the jump. NSFW! Read More…

O.A.R. drummer, Chris Culos, talks performing, microbrews, comfort food

Lansing had its annual Microbrew and Music Festival on April 18 and April 19. There were over 100 performing musicians and over 200 microbrews. O.A.R. took center stage at the festival. Exposure host Abbie Newton spoke with their Drummer, Chris Culos, about the band’s music and his preferences on microbrews.

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